Photographer/Creator

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Date

1987

Description

This image shows the transformation of Capital Center in progress. Francis Street construction is complete up until the over-passed train tracks and the bridge over the Woonasquatucket River. The former train tracks have been removed, but the land that turned into Memorial Boulevard is still a dirt lot. Similarly, Providence Place Mall is years away from construction, but the paths of the highway access ramps under construction are beginning to suggest its future shape.

Notes

Bibliography: Leazes, Francis J. and Mark T. Motte, Providence, the Renaissance City. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004, pp. 90-96.

Themes

Urban Redevelopment

Subject Headings

Aerial photography in city planning -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Urban renewal -- Rhode Island -- Providence; City planning -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Land use, Urban -- Rhode Island -- Providence; United States Highway 95 (Providence, RI); Providence, RI -- Buildings, structures, etc; Automobile parking -- Rhode Island -- Providence; Woonasquatucket River (Providence, RI); Waterplace Park (Providence, RI); Providence Station (Providence, RI); Providence Place Mall (Providence, RI)

Country Name

United States

Region Name

Rhode Island

City Name

Providence

Keywords

aerials, highways, Capital Center, downtown, city planning, automobile parking, urban renewal, Waterplace Park, Providence Place Mall, Woonasquatucket River, Providence Station

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